Stay Calm & Put Your Crown Own

As I am settling into this whole entrepreneurial thing and working my crochet business full-time this quote “Stay Calm and Put Your Crown Own” is repeated daily sometimes multiple times per day. And because I am a doll maker I, of course, had to channel that energy into a doll.

Faux fur pom pom purse charm

Actually it started with the purse charm I found the cutest crown keyring and knew it would be perfect on an afro puff keychain but decided to take it up a notch and make it as one of the luxe editions with faux fur puffs and black rhinestone eyes after swooning over her for a couple of days inspiration struck again and keeping with the faux fur/crown inspiration I decided to add faux fur pom poms to her sandals and of course the crown.

Curvy crochet doll

The doll stands approximately 16″ tall from bottom of feet to the top of her head, her skirt and crown are removable, her shoes and top are not removable to ensure no wardrobe malfunctions. She has embroidered lashes and nonremovable gold stud earrings. This is an art doll and is meant to be displayed as such I do not recommend this doll for play she is meant as a constant reminder to stay in #Queenmode! She is a one of a kind work of art hand crocheted by me using my curvy girl doll structure and golden brown skin tone.

This set and will not be duplicated. You will receive the doll as well as the purse charm. Don’t miss this chance to own your very own My Pretty Brown Doll and Luxe Edition Purse Charm. It is rare that I have ready to ship dolls, if you are ready to add her to your collection just click the buy now button below. The set is $205.95 includes shipping within the US. I do ship worldwide if you need her shipped outside of the US please contact me so I can get the accurate shipping cost.

Crochet doll crown

Pattern Review Friday ~ Bedtime Bella Lovey Blanket

So if you follow me on any of my social media like Instagram or Facebook then you have already seen what I am calling the most precious thing I have ever crocheted. But since it’s Friday I figured why not come do a full review of this pattern. I am taking a limited number of orders for the finished lovey blanket if interested you can order here.

Cost: $5.00 Pattern is by Whitney of Café Mocha Creations and you can find the pattern on Etsy.

Difficulty: I would consider this an advance beginner to intermediate. The stitches are not difficult you basically just need to know how to single crochet and double crochet, however you do have to understand a pattern repeat. Also because the head is done in the continuous round make sure you have your stitch markers available.

Why you will hook it: Ummm it’s the most precious thing ever! Seriously the color combinations for the lovey part are pretty much endless and you can change up the hairstyle on the doll head to give the lovey a whole new look.

Why you will frog it: If you are not good with the pattern repeat you may find it a little tricky to work up I had to frog back a couple of rows because I was crocheting in the wrong stitch, but once I got a hang of it, it worked up really fast and before I knew it, she was done.

How many hooks: 5 out of 5. It works up great, pattern is well written and the end result AMAZING!

I used Caron Cakes in Rainbow Sprinkles for the blanket part and Big Twist Premium in the color Gingerbread for the head and arms.

You can see my video review below.

The Making of Anika ~ Crochet Brown Doll

Meet Miss Anika.

Meet Miss Anika

Shout out to my Periscope tribe who helped name her. I think her name is perfect for her as it means “Grace and Favor”

Miss Anika is my second version of a “mini” doll. Anika stands approximately 13″ tall from top of head to bottom of her feet but with her head wrap she is about 15″ tall and only 6″ around her waist area.

Anika was created with a Nubian Queen in mind, and for my love of all things gold. I’m still working on my vision of a doll dipped in gold but for now this beauty will definitely slay.

Though she is little, she is fierce

Anika is wearing a beautiful gold metallic skirt and top as well as gold metallic shoes which are all removable. Her shades of black, brown and gold headwrap is perfectly secured around her one puff hairstyle and is not removable. Her gold hoop earrings and gold braid bracelet complete her look.

Anika is a one of a kind beauty that you can’t find anywhere else. She is hand crocheted with 100% cotton yarn in a chocolate brown skin tone, she has 12mm safety eyes and the most gorgeous faux lashes.

Although she is not meant for play she would be the perfect addition to any little girls room or for the doll collector who wants to show off this beauty!

What royalty looks like.

Anika is currently looking for a forever home if interested click HERE

I’m A Grown Woman… The Full Figure Crochet Doll

I’m a grown woman… I do whatever that I want. Not really since it basically has taken me what seems like forever to get this full figured doll done. But I am so excited with how she has turned out, after two pages of notes… frogging her more times than I would like to admit I finally have a full figured doll I am happy with. Do you see those curves? This one is not for the babies!

Full Figured Crochet Doll
In all her full figured glory

There are a few changes that I will make to the next one but overall I am happy with how she turned out. This one has already found her forever home but if you are interested in customizing your own crochet full figured doll you can find her here.

Well hello there gorgeous.
Well hello there gorgeous.

She was outfitted with a black tutu and a simple black top.

Isn't she lovely
Isn’t she lovely

One puff, a black, white, and gold head scarf and some open toe sandals completed her look.



Brown Doll Giveaway Update

March Giveaway Doll at her forever home!
March Giveaway Doll at her forever home!

Did you know I give away a doll every single month. YES every month you have a chance to win your very own brown doll hand crocheted by yours truly. All you have to do is visit and enter your name and email. I normally pick a winner the last day of each month. I did not pick a winner in April which means I will be picking two winners in May woot! woot! So make sure you visit the link and get entered for the drawing.

African American Crochet Doll Pattern

It’s here it’s here. I am so excited to finally be able to say the pattern for the “Mia” doll has finally been released! Mia was my most requested doll. I stopped making this particular doll around Christmas time last year for my own creative reasons, now if you crochet or know someone who does you can make your very own doll.

"Mia" African American Crochet Doll
“Mia” African American Crochet Doll

This pattern includes the doll pattern as well as the pattern for the scarf, cross body bag, as well as instructions on how I make her cute afro puffs.

Doll is made with one of my favorite yarns Hobby Lobby “I Love This Cotton” she is then filled with Poly-fil.  Finished doll is approximately 14″ tall.

Golden Brown Mia

You can get super creative by changing the color of her pants, top and scarf or even give her some bright color puffs like hot pink.  Whatever you decide the goal is to have fun! Pattern can be found on Raverly, Craftsy, as well as Etsy.

If you have any questions know that I am always available. Happy Crocheting!

Head Wrap Cuties ~ Brown Doll Collection

1st Doll in the Head Wrap Cutie Collection
1st Doll in the Head Wrap Cutie Collection

Introducing the first doll in the Head Wrap Cutie Collection. I was inspired by Shawn of Constant Covering you can find out more about her here, but the moment I saw her beautiful head wraps I just knew I had to create a doll with a head wrap. I found this scarf at the top of my closet and I just knew it would be the perfect head wrap for the doll and after a little trial and error I finally got it wrapped just right.

Getting the head wrap just right
Getting the head wrap just right

The yellow in the scarf/head wrap was jumping out at me so I decided to add a bright yellow cardigan. My intent was just to make this one, however after a trip to my local JoAnn’s I knew there would be a collection of these dolls in my future. Stay tuned as I already have one in a new shade of brown in the works and then of course I will do one in chocolate brown and light caramel as well. What do you think are you a fan of the head wrap? Btw the doll does have a full head of hair underneath so even when the head wrap is removed the doll still has her natural hair inspired hairstyle.